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Ritchey WCS Kite Dropper Post - Feb. 13, 2018, 10:32 a.m.

"Because it uses an air spring to go up and down and mechanically locks in place?"

Yes. That.

Cool aspect to user servicing.  I like my 3 position command post, it's been on my hardtail since 2014 and has never given me any issues. Only one rebuild in that time too.

Ritchey WCS Kite Dropper Post - Feb. 13, 2018, 8:43 a.m.

Cool, they reinvented the Specialized Command Post.... 6 years later.

Race Face Introduces the Vault J-Bend Hub - Jan. 18, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

Way to shred Dave. (and Wade, you did well too).

Race Face Atlas Flat Pedal Review - Jan. 2, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

These are the biggest platforms that I've ridden, my previous flat pedals had been Shimano MX80 and Kona WahWah/Nukeproof Neutron (same design, different sticker) - had both, liked them - those were  98mm (w) x 99mm x 17mm.  Otherwise I'm in clipless pedals, I've been running time pedals with much success since 2008.  Just picked up a set of DMR V-Twin to throw on the Spec. Enduro in the spring.

Race Face Atlas Flat Pedal Review - Jan. 2, 2018, 8:55 a.m.

I have size 13 feet and I'm running these pedals on both of my mountain bikes for the past two years.  I"ve picked up a rebuild kit but haven't had to use it yet.  Very happy with the performance and support.

(I use them as winter pedals, switching to clipless for summer riding)

Dear Santa - Cam's List - Dec. 22, 2017, 2:44 p.m.

That's cool.  By all means, having more options is always better.

I don't have time. I barely have time to get out for rides.  As much as the idea of caressing my frame for a couple of hours appeals to me, in reality, between family obligations, work, friends, volunteering ... and just not wanting to waste valuable riding hours, I'd rather get it done by somebody else, especially when the price delta is so minute.  The price for the kit that I needed was 75gbp VAT free, or 130 CDN at the time that I was purchasing.  The ride wrap was 125, plus Callum picked the frame up from me and dropped it off.  For my needs, it was a no brainer.

Dear Santa - Cam's List - Dec. 21, 2017, 9:27 a.m.

Spoke at length with Callum when I had my bike wrapped a couple of months ago.  After doing the math on the do-it-yourself Invisi Frame, it made no sense to me (neither financially or time-wise) not to send it to Ride Wrap.  The final product is nice, very, very nice.  The current film that is being used can be heated back into its original shape if you scar it (with a blow dryer I was told) - which is a nice benefit.

Ride Wrap uses a film from the auto industry (can't remember the supplier). Callum is also looking into something new at for next season that is being offered by a new player, which looks promising.  Callum does all of his own cutting from large sheets (not by hand) to the specific measurements of each frame.  If your frame is a "new to him" wrap, it takes an extra couple of days as he enters all of the measurements into CAD to get an exact drawing (same cost as in-stock frame measurements).

As for removal, I asked about that too, it comes off clean with a bit of heat and any leftover glue (which I was told is minimal) can be removed without harsh chemicals.

How To: Convert your Fox 36 to Coil with Push ACS3 - Oct. 19, 2017, 10:18 a.m.

My understanding is that there is an air valve on the bottom of the right leg to control bottom out. Honestly, I haven't made time to play around with it (or mount it for that matter). I picked it up on Saturday and it's been sitting there staring at me every time I get home.

You're welcome to do a teardown for NSMB if you like before I get it mounted, the frame is off getting wrapped and won't be back until next week.

How To: Convert your Fox 36 to Coil with Push ACS3 - Oct. 19, 2017, 9:13 a.m.

Great write up Cam. I was in the market for a 29er coil 160mm fork with a factory warranty, so I bought an Ohlins RXF 36.

2018 Marin Pine Mountain 1 - Sept. 20, 2017, 5:15 a.m.

After reading this article, I'm convinced that Andrew Major is rubbing off on you Cam.  The only buzzword that you seem to be avoiding from Mandrew's vocabulary is Max-Min.

Dear Uncle Dave: Why is My Local Mechanic Such a Dick? - Aug. 1, 2017, 4:19 p.m.

re: train mechanics in social/sales skills: Shout out to Matt at North Shore Bike Shop. Great, and social mechanics and staff.

re: isolate mechanics from stupid customers:  Shout out to Ryan at The Original Bike Shop/Cap's in New West, mechanics have a nice little hide out at the back of the shop where they can work in peace if that's their MO.

2018 Rocky Mountain Altitude Carbon 70 - June 14, 2017, 1:53 p.m.

Mine was creaking like crazy (Race Face Cinch threaded to Knolly Endorphin), at Andrew Major's recommendation, I removed it and applied some anti-seize, no more creaking.  Ends up that the grease that I'd originally applied was too thin and I was getting metal on metal contact of the worst kind.   The anti-seize (from Lordco) is thick and goopy.

SKS RideAir Tubeless Inflation System - May 19, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Andrew, how does it compare to the Schwalbe Tire Booster Air Cannister, both are available at MEC and within $5 of eachother. 

Thoughts?

Thanks!

EWS Madeira | Final Results - May 15, 2017, 10:25 a.m.

What happened to Jesse Melamed on day 2?

edit: I'm blind, thanks Dustin

Cat In Tree - Sept. 10, 2014, 3:48 p.m.

so cute

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